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Eucalyptus macrorhyncha

Citation: F. Muell. ex Benth., Fl. Aust. 3:207 (1867) subsp. macrorhyncha.

Synonymy: Misspelt E. macrorrhyncha by Blakely, Key Eucalypts edn 1:184 (1934).

Common name: Red stringybark.

Single-stemmed trees usually less than 17 m high; bark rough, fibrous and brown throughout except the very smallest branches, strongly furrowed, persistent; cotyledons suborbicular, obtuse; juvenile leaves opposite at first, shortly petiolate, ovate-elliptic to ellipticlanceolate, slightly dentate, with numerous tufts of hairs; adult leaves alternate, on petioles 10-16 mm long, strongly oblique, more or less lanceolate to narrow-lanceolate, glossy, green, pendulous, 7-12 cm long or longer, 1.5-2.5 cm broad.

Flowers in pedunculate umbels of 7 or more in leaf axils; buds on pedicels 2-4 mm long, obovoid-fusiform; hypanthium hemispherical; operculum conical or rostrate, as long as or longer than the hypanthium; flowers white; anthers all fertile, reniform.

Fruit globular to turbinate, 7-10 x 10-12 mm; disk convex, sometimes as broad as the basal part; valves prominently exserted, usually 3; seeds without wings, irregularly pyramidal or D-shaped, reddish-brown to almost black.

Published illustration: Hall et al. (1970) Forest trees of Australia, p. 169; Rotherham et al. (1975) Flowers and plants of New South Wales and southern Queensland, fig. 125.

Distribution:    N.S.W.; Vic.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Feb. — May.

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